# What Are “Minus” and “Plus” Numbers Betting?

At first glance, these betting options may seem straightforward, but in reality, they’re rather complex. Simply put, the plus number is the total number of goals that a team will score in a particular match. For example, a team named Manchester City has a plus number of 3.46 in the 2018-19 Premier League season, whereas a team named Liverpool has a minus number of 1.94.

On the other hand, the minuses represent the total number of goals that a team will concede in a particular match. For example, a team named Manchester United has a minimum of 1.73 in the 2018-19 English Premier League season, while a team named Brighton & Hove Albion has a minimum of 3.00.

The most confusing part of this betting format is the way that goals are tallied. In the case of the plus number, which is the total number of goals that a team will score in a particular match. In the example above, Manchester City will score 3.46 goals in their match against Liverpool. Therefore, the plus number will be 3.46 as well. However, in the case of the minuses, which is the total number of goals that a team will concede in a particular match. In the example above, Manchester United will concede 1.73 goals in their match against Brighton & Hove Albion, which yields a minimum of 2.51 in the case of the minus numbers. This is where things can get rather tricky, because the goals that Manchester United concede in this match are not subtracted from the goals that they scored against Brighton & Hove Albion in the previous match. As a result, the actual number of goals that Manchester United have is 2.51 goals, which is less than the minimum 1.73 that they conceded in the previous match.

## Why Are Goals Totaled Rather Than Subtracted?

The main reason why goals are totaled rather than subtracted is to avoid any ambiguities. The main goal of betting, as we mentioned above, is to choose a side that is likely to win. However, in cases where there are no ambiguities, this approach makes perfect sense. If you’ve ever played the game FIFA 19, then you’ll know that when a player scores a goal, their team’s score will not change automatically. In FIFA 19, when a goal is scored, the other team will simply gain possession of the ball, allowing the player who scored to join the counter-attack. In this way, the goal is neither gained nor lost, and there are no ambiguities regarding the status of the goal.

### The Minus/Plus System Was Designed For European Football

In European football, there are no set numbers for either the minuses or the pluses. Instead, each football association sets their own requirements for what constitutes a winning goal. For example, in Germany, a team must score at least two goals to secure victory in a match. Thus, a 1-1 draw would result in a tie. The same goes for many other European countries.

As a result, European footballers only bet on either the under or the over regardless of whether they’re playing at home or away. In most cases, this means that they’ll only be able to place wagers on the outcome of the match. Even FIFA, the video game company that created the popular franchise, doesn’t allow users to make odds on draws. This is to avoid any potential issues that might arise from ambiguous matches.